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No compromise on religious boundaries: Saudi Arabia bans female members of Municipal Council from interacting with male members

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Dammam:  For the first time Saudi Arabia allowed women to participate in election process but with a restriction not to interact with male members of the Municipal Council. The Director General of Municipal Council Affaris, Judai Al-Qahtani made it clear that no female member of Municipal Council can interact with male members.

 

Mr. Al-Qahtani further said that there will be no compromise in the religious boundaries. Female members will get equal rights with their male counterparts but they will not have joint meetings.

 

Meanwhile, a newly elected member of the Municipal council, Aisha Bakri said that she is grateful for her win in the election and promised that she would represent all the women of her constituency.

 

Al-Hayat reported that 21 female members got elected to Municipal Council after a final vote count.